Lyrics

Ecowar

ITS NOT ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET
ITS ABOUT FIGHTING BACK

Love & Respect To: El Grau Canbarraca Salto Merce The Guys From Ripoli Practice Room Francesc Pep Jauma And Coco Juice Inaki Oscar Flitter And All At Estella The People In Euskadi Frog! Banyolas Squatters Eric & Geraldine And All French Anarchos Florian Lushos People Dorien Franz Willy Ernie’s Sister Dejan And All Dutch Squatters Ute Ollie Leipzig Punks Marc Dumblez Simona Sandro Pozegz Punks Jelna Masque Pula Punks Marko Kirsten Pat & Household Jos & Veronique (Great Fondue) Landsquatters In Biel Nika Smok Bruno & Post Regiment And All Polish Punks David Pat Zdneck Loren Kata Arnost And Everyone At 007 & Ladronka & Czech A Scene Propast Thalidomide Radek And Kultra The Tone (You Fucking Stinky Wankers) Jill & James’ Family Mandy & Aymon.
No Government In The World Today Fights Fascism To The Death.
When The Bourgeoisie Sees Power Slipping From It’s Fingers
It Has Recourse To Fascism To Maintain Itself – Durrutti

Fuck Your Guns Send Me Some Grenades.

Ernie: Drums Darbuka Vocals Toybear Djembe
James: Vocals Guitars Mechanical Baby
Fiti: Fiddle
Smok: Electric Guitar On Stand On Our Feet
Track 1 & 2 Recorded At Manta Studios, Warszawa
Engineered And Mixed By Smok.
Summer 98
Other Tracks Recorded At Montseny Studios 08460 Montseny, Barcelona
Engineered By Ignsio
Mixed By Emilio
Mastered By Emilio, Oct 98 Near San Celoni
Stand On Our Feet, Food Off The Ground, Eco War, Immigration Song, Smazeny Syr, 36 37 38 39, Life Hurts, Capitulation Day – Words & Music By James Brook.
Tell Me Why Words & Music Ernie
Dance Fashion Punkies, Rakka Rakka By James & Ernie
Copy And Reproduce At Will. For Any Company, Person Or Organisation That We Don’t Like Normal Copyright Laws Apply

Lyrics
Stand On Our Feet

WE ARE THE BUSKERS YEAH WE’RE CALLED THE BLACK CLOWNS
IT’S LATE AT NIGHT WE’RE OUT HEADING FOR HOME
STOP IN THE NON STOP FOR A FAST FOOD FRY
THREE NAZIS COME UP GET US FROM BEHIND
HIT US WITH BOTTLES MR KRUSTY GOES DOWN
HE GETS RIGHT BACK UP AND THEY LEFT ON THE RUN
IF THEY COME FOR YOU GOTTA STAND ON YOUR FEET
IF THEY COME FOR US GOTTA STAND ON OUR FEET
NOW YOU MIGHT THINK THAT WE WERE VIOLENT AND WRONG
BUT WHEN I KICKED IN HIS FACE I ONLY FELT CALM
THEY ATTACKED US WE DID NOT WANT TO FIGHT
THREE WEEKS LATER THEY KILL A SUDANESE BOY WITH THEIR KNIFE
YOU CAN MAKE WEAPONS OUTTA INTERESTING THINGS
OUT OF PADLOCKS AND CHAINS EVEN DOG FOOD TINS
TIN GOT A BIG DENT FOOD WAS ALRIGHT
THE NAZI WENT DOWN HE WAS OUT OF THAT FIGHT
I TRULY BELIEVE THERE’S MORE OF US THAN OF THEM
BUT NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE READY TO FIGHT AGAINST THEM
LIKE THE TIME BEFORE THE TIME THAT I TELL
WE JUST WATCH THEM PASS US CHANTING SIEG HEIL
WE’RE TOO SCARED AND SHOCKED TO DO ANYTHING
THEY WERE FOLLOWING A BLACK WOMAN AND I STILL FEEL ASHAMED
IF THEY COME FOR YOU GOTTA STAND ON YOUR FEET
IF THEY COME FOR US GOTTA STAND ON OUR FEET
NO MORE BYSTANDER APATHY
NOW IT’S TWENTIETH APRIL HITLER’S BIRTHDAY NIGHT
IN A FOOTBALL RAMPAGE HE GOES DOWN IN THE FIGHT
PUTS HIS HAND TO HIS HEAD WHEN HE AWOKE
HIS FINGER SLIPS INTO THE WOUND TOUCHES BONE
A WEEK LATER ON THE ANTI FASCIST COME UP
SEE THAT BLOOD ON MY BOOT HE GOT HIS COME UP

I’VE SEEN THTAT FASCIST IN MANY A PLACE
IT’S NOT WHAT THEY WEAR NO IT’S IN THE FACE
WITH LONG HAIR SKINHEADS SUITS AND TIES
THE POLICE PROTECT THEM WHILE THEY ORGANISE
TO THE HAMMER SKINS OUT THERE IN CZECH
TO THE BNP AND IN FRANCE LE PENN
TO NATIONAL ACTION AND THE KKK
TO THE NAZI IN THE STREET AND THE POLITICAL PARTY
IF YOU’RE GENUINE THEN WE WANT YOU TO DIE
IF YOU’RE GENUINE THEN WE WANT YOU TO DIE
OUR IDEALS THEY ARE OF LOVE AND THE FASCIST IDEAL IS TO KILL
IF THEY COME FOR US GOTTA STAND ON OUR FEET

Praha Winter 97

Food Off The Ground

FOOD OFF THE GROUND FOOD OFF THE GROUND
SINCE I WAS A KID I EAT FOOD OFF THE GROUND
ALL MY LIFE I EAT FOOD OFF THE GROUND
TASTE IS NICE FOOD IS FREE
FOOD NOT BOMBS FOOD NOT BOMBS
GONNA EAT SOME FOOD NOT BOMBS
SOUP KITCHEN SOUP KITCHEN
HEADING OUT TO THE SOUP KITCHEN
TASTE IS NICE FOOD IS FREE
EAT CAUSE WE’RE BORED EAT CAUSE WE’RE BORED
IN THE WEST WE EAT CAUSE WE’RE BORED
TASTE IS NICE FOOD IS FREE
TASTE IS NICE FEEL LAZY

Ujest Club Praha 97

Eco War

ROUND THE FIRE IN A COLD COLD CAMP
MUD MEDIA NOT MUCH FOOD
CUTTING HOLES IN THE SECURITY FENCES
DIGGING TUNNELS SMASHING MACHINES
HERE COME THE CLIMBERS HERE COME THE POLICE
CHIPPING THE LOCK ON HEY GRIT YOUR TEETH
THE CLOTHES WE WEAR AS PROTEST
BECOME THE FASHION OF THE NIGHTCLUB SET
GOT THE LOOK BUT ARE YOU DOING IT
SHE SITS CRIES ON THE TREE STUMP
MONTHS BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN WAS WON
NOT BY US THE ROAD WENT IN
YOU KNOW THE BASIC FACTS BY NOW
DON’T NEED MORE ROADS DON’T NEED MORE CARS
TOXINS ACCUMULATE IN HUMAN FAT
INSECTS DO CHANGE AND ADAPT
PLANTS WITH DESIGNER GENES
PASS THE MUTATION TO YOU AND ME
IN THE WEST YOU’RE OUT ON BAIL
THE AFRICAN ACTIVIST IS KILLED BY SHELL
IT NOT ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET IT’S ABOUT FIGHTING BACK
THEY SAY A HEALTHY ECONOMY EQUALS A HEALTHY LIFE
THAT’S IF YOU’RE ON THE CORPORATE SIDE
IT’S THE WEST MADE THE THIRD WORLD POOR
USE THOSE PEOPLE FOR CHEAP LABOUR
PRIVATISATION KILLED DEMOCRACY
VOTE AS YOU LIKE THE CAPITALIST SURVIVE
ECO SHOPPERS DON’T HELP SO MUCH WE NEED ACTION NOT FAT STOMACHS
CRUSH THE UNIONS MAKE WORKERS DIVIDE
PRIVATE PRISONS MAKE CASH FROM LIVES
ECO FRIENDLY DOUBLE SPEAKING
DON’ LOOK NOW YOUR CONTINENTS SINKING
YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO
LIVE WITH LESS AND CARE SOME MORE
OH MUMMUMMIE MUMMY DAD
WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG ALL THOSE APPLIANCE YOU HAD
I GOT TECHNO INTERNET STEALTH BOMBER AIDS
CLONING OURSELVES AS THE EARTH DECAYS
TONIGHT I’LL SLEEP AND I WILL SNORE
FOR MY KIDS I LEAVE THE ECO WAR
WE’RE THE GENERATION OF THE ECO WAR
BIG DADDY MONKEY’S SITTING AT HIS DESK GOT A TIE AROUND HIS NECK
BUT DOWN IN HIS PANTS AND IN HIS CROTCH
HE’S GOT HAIR SWEAT A STINK IN HIS CROTCH
800 MILLION GO HUNGRY TODAY HE’S EATING CLEAN ORGANIC STEAK
PUTTING IN A CALL TO THE RIOT SQUAD ON HIS DESK A LETTER OF COMPLAINT
ARE YOU REALLY GONNA BELIEVE HIS REPLY
YOU’RE NOT AS NAIVE AS THAT
DON’T FORGET LITTLE PEOPLE CAUSE CHANGE
IN THE HOME THE STREET OR WORK PLACE
YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR WEIRD CLOTHES
TAKE UP THE STRUGGLE CAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS
THIS IS A TIME LIKE NEVER BEFORE
STILL THE IDEOLOGY OF RICH VERSUS POOR
NEED THE CHANGE FROM THE BOTTOM UP
LEADERS AND MONEY A LITTLE BIT SUSSED
GOT SOME CANCER GROWING IN YOUR GUTS
IT’S NOT ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET IT’S ABOUT FIGHTING BACK
WE’RE THE GENERATION OF THE ECOWAR

Praha, Croatia, Catalyna 98

Immigration Song

FUCK YOU IMMIGRATION MAN CAN’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING
YOU GOT A HOME TO GO TO TONIGHT
SOME OF US JUST KEEP ON MOVING
NOT GOING TO TAKE OUR FREEDOM
YOU CURSE AND STARE US OUT OF SIGHT
BUT THERE’S GYPSY BOYS IN THE INTERVIEW ROOM
YOU COULDN’T HANDLE WHAT THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH
DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH
DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THEY FEEL
THEY HAVE POWER IN THEMSELVES
YOU JUST GET POWER FROM YOUR JOB
HOW DARE YOU TAKE THEM FROM THEIR FRIENDS AND FUN
WE HAVE MORE FUN THAN YOU I CAN SEE A DIFFERENT WORLD

STUFF YOU IMMIGRATION WOMAN
CAN’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING
YOU GOT A HOME TO GO TO TONIGHT
HE ESCAPED FROM AN IRAQI PRISON
IN HIS MANNER IS DESPERATION
HE JUST WANTS TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE
THERE’S DARK SKINNED BOYS IN THE INTERVIEW ROOMS
CAN’T YOU SEE THEIR TORTURE WOUNDS
DON’T SEEM TO ACT LIKE YOU’RE A HUMAN BEING
I’LL TURN MY CELL INTO A PLAYPEN
LAWYER CALLED I’LL SOON BE WALKING
MAKE SOME ORIGAMI WITH YOUR CHARGE SHEET
WE’RE GONNA GET PAST YOU, I THINK WE’LL GET PAST YOU
I CAN SEE A DIFFERENT WORLD

OK HERE’S THE SETUP, ALL OVER OUR DYING PLANET THERE’S
PEOPLE ON THE RUN, CROATIAN, ALBANIAN, TIMORESE AND THOUSANDS
OF OTHERS, IN THEIR COUNTRY IS POVERTY WAR AND ALL KINDS OF OPRESSION
AND STILL THE BORDERS OF THE RICH NATIONS ARE TIGHTENING SO ONLY
THE WEALTHY ARE WELCOME. NEW LAWSSHOW A DELIBERATE
ATTEMPT TO DISCOURAGE ASYLUM SEEKERS. THESE PEOPLE ARE TURNED
AWAY PUT IN DETENTION OR ALLOWED NO MEANS OF INCOME WHILE
THEY WAIT THEIR ASSESMENT. OFTEN REFUGEES SEEK HELP FROM THE VERY
COUNTRIES THAT CAUSE THEIR HARSH LIVES TO START WITH, CAUSE THE
PRIVILEGED NATIONS STEAL THE RESOURCES OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD
ARM AND SUPPORT THOSE BRUTAL REGIMES. AND STILL THE RACISTS ARE SAYING
OH THEY’LL STEAL OUR JOBS OR THEY’RE SO LAZY THEY WON’T WORK
C’MON SHARING CULTURE IS THE BEST FUN, NEW CLOTHES NEW FOOD NEW MUSIC
NEW IDEAS WEALTHY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTA LEARN TO SHARE A BIT MORE
AND THERE’S PEOPLE CROWDED ONTO SMALL BOATS
USING FALSE PASSPORTS HIDING IN CAR BOOTS
WASTING TIME BEHIND THE WIRE JUST TRYING TO GET SOMEWHERE THAT’S SAFE
AND STILL THE BORDERS ARE BEING SLAMMED SHUT IN THEOR FACES
THAT’S WHY EVERY TIME I’M STANDING IN THAT PASSPORT QUEUE
YOU KNOW WHAT I’LL BE SINGING …

Manchester, Praha 97

Dance Fashion Punkies

Blow The Man Down

LEND ME YOUR EARS AND I’LL SING YOU A SONG
BOUT THE THINGS THAT BEFALL YOU IF YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WRONG
I WAS AT HOME HAVING A TOSS
MY FRIEND CAME HOME AND I HAD TO STOP
BLOW THE MAN DOWN BLOW THE MAN DOWN
GIVE US A HAND TO BLOW THE MAN DOWN
I WANTED SOME SEX SO I ASKED HIM FOR SOME
HE SAID NO THANKS AND THAT I WAS A BUM
ON THE ROAD WE SEE THESE TRUCKS
WITH LOCKED UP ANIMALS TO BE SLAUGHTERED
BLOW THE MAN DOWN BLOW THE MAN DOWN
GIVE US A HAND TO BLOW THE MAN DOWN
THE PEOPLE I LIVE WITH GIVE ME THE SHITS
THEY’RE MY BEST FRIENDS HEY AINT IT THE PITS
I WAS OUT WALKING DOWN PARADISE STREET
WHEN A FUCKING YOUNG COPPA I DID CHANCE TO MEET
I SAT IN A VAN A MADMAN WAS DRIVING
I SAID SLOW DOWN BUT HE WENT FASTER
I TOLD HIM AGAIN BUT HE DIDN’T LISTEN
I CALLED HIM A MUCHO HE CALLED ME A WITCH
BLOW THE MAN DOWN BLOW THE MAN DOWN
GIVE US A HAND TO BLOW THE MAN DOWN

Hi to David, Traveller and Sailor who taught us the original version in Morocco! Jan 98

Smazeny Syr

FRIED CHEESE FRIED CHEESE SMAZENY SYR
FRIED CHEESE FRIED CHEESE IN PRAHA CITY
WE’RE EATING THIS
KICKING IN THE HEADS OF NAZIS
WENT AND BOUGHT CS GAS
SQUATTING AND BUSKING KNUCKLE BUSTING
STOPPED BEING VEGAN AND STARTED EATING FRIED CHEESE

WOOD FIRES AT LADRONKA MANSION
BOUGHT SECOND HAND BOOTIES
TEMPERATURES DROPPING DOGS ARE KNOTTING
EATING PICKLES CAVA FRIED CHEESE
GOT THE VIOLIN WHISTLE INSTRUMENT ACCORDION
STROLLING THROUGH TOWN OURSELVES SERENADING
SQUATTING AND BUSKING KNUCKLE BUSTIN
STOPPED BEING VEGAN AND STARTED EATING FRIED CHEESE

TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 007 WE ARE OUT A SKANKING
RUM AND PIVO WE ARE DRINKING
LATER TO EAT FRIED CHEESE
SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THREE PM
SNEAK IN TO THE HOSTELS FOR OUR SHOWERING
PLUMS AND PEARS OUT ON THE TREES
APPLES AND ELDERBERRIES GONNA EAT SOME FRIED CHEES
JE DE DI HYZALO
DOPARADELLY
KETSCACH
BRAMBORAK IS WHERE ITS AT
BETTER FOOD THAN THAN THE CAPPO CRAP
EATING JIDELO AND CHILLING OUT IN THE PARIS OF THE 90’S
GONNA EAT SOME FRIED CHEESE

PROSTITUTES AND GARDEN GNOMES
CLASSIC POP AND CHEAP PERFUME
EAT WESTERN CULTURE LIKE A FISH TAKES BAIT
U.S. STYLE MULTICORPS JUST GOT ANOTHER STATE
STILL WE’RE KICKING IN THE HEADS OF NAZIS
WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS FIGHT FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS
SQUATTING AND BUSKING KNUCKLE BUSTING
SMAZENY SYR

Praha Oct 97. For the Black Clowns.

Rakka Rakka

Tell Me Why

CAN SOMEBOSY PLEASE
CAN SOMEBOSY TELL ME WHY
CAN SOMEBOSY TELL ME WHY THAT WOMAN NVER LAUGHS
OH NO SHE DOESN’T SMILE

WELL SHE’S GOT FEW THINGS TO LAUGH ABOUT
HER BEST FRIEND KILLED HERSELF OUT OF LONELINESS AND FEAR
HER MUM IS AN ALCHOHOLIC JUST ANOTHER VICTIM OF SEXIST SOCIETY
THEY TELL US FEMINISM HAS TRIUMPHED THAT WOMEN ARE EQUAL
YEAH RAMBO WOMEN WITH GUNS ON TV
GOT FEMALE BOSSES IN DESTRUCTIVE MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES
BUT THESE WOMEN ONLY MATCH THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS
THESE POSITIONS OF POWER ARE NOT MATRIARCHY
WE NEED A NEW WORLD NOT SIMPLY WOMEN IN MALE ROLES
TOO MANY WOMEN DON’T SPEAK OUT AND DEMONSTRATE
AGAINST THEIR SUPPRESSION
SHE’S CRYING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN SILENCE

HER GIRLFRIEND IS BEING BASHED BY HER BOYFRIEND
STILL SHE LOVES HIM STILL SHE COVERS UP FOR HIM
IN WARS WOMEN ARE RAPED, KIDNAPPED OR STAY AT HOME
WITH THE CHILDREN TO STARVE
WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF ALL CULTURES HAVE BEEN TORTURED
LOCKED UP CONTROLLED BURNED CASTRATED CONDITIONED STONED TO DEATH
BY THE MALE RULERS OF THEIR LIVES
SHE’S TIRED BECAUSE SHE’S BEEN AT WORK ALL DAY
NOW SHE’S TAKING CARE OF HIM AS IF HE WERE A BABY

CHORUS

SHE LIVES IN AN UNPLEASANT LIVING SITUATION
SHE FEELS DEPENDENT SHE’S AFRAID
SHE FEELS UGLY HER GIRLFRIENDS TELL HER SHE’S FAT
SHE HAS NO SEX, SHE FEELS GUILTY
SHE’S GOT NO ONE TO TALK TO SHE CRIES
A REAL WOMAN MUST PERFORM MIRACLES ON HERSELF DAILY
TO KEEP THE VOICE OF CRITICSM
THE VOICE OF MEN
HER PIMP HER FATHER HER DOCTOR HER LOVER
HER BROTHER OUT OF HER MIND
WHO WILL PROTECT THEM WHO WILL SET THEM FREE
WHO CARES … SHE CRIES ALONE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN SILENCE

Hi to Wendy O’Matic for the Real Women poem
Music Summer 97 AND 98 Peninsula Iberica
Thanks to James helping me with the lyrics
FOR LEO

36 37 38 39

THERE’S STILL CROSSES ON THE CHURCHES AND PEUBLOS
BUT WE DRINK THE VINO TINTO FROM THE SPOUT
IT’S POURING DOWN OUR NECKS LIKE THE BLOOD OF THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
THE BATTLES IN THE STREETS AND THE COUNTRYSIDES IN 36, 37, 38 AND 39
HERE WE READ OF THE NEW WORLD YOU LIVED BACK THEN
READ BY SOLAR POWER ELECTRIC LIGHTS
ANTIQUE GUNS AGAINST THE DIVE BOMBERS
MORROCAN MERCENARIES MOVING ACROSS THESE HILLS
THE TRAMS OF BARCELONA FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT FOR THE STATE
THINGS HERE ARE NOT SO HARD NOW
WE GOTTA USE OUR FREEDOMS AS MUCH AS WE CAN
KEEP THAT REVOLUTION MOVING

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT FASCISM IN THE STREETS
YOU FELL AT THE BARRICADES
BIRTHED A LONG LASTING SPIRIT
IN THOSE FAR OFF DAYS
THERE’S A LOOK IN THE PEOPLES FACES
IN THE WAY THAT THEY’RE DANCING
NOT LIKE A NORMAL ARMY
THE PEOPLE YOU FREED LET THEM DECIDE
THEN JAILED AND SHOT AND PUT AWAY
CAUSE YOU WANTED TO THINK FOR YOURSELVES

ON KITCHEN WALLS ALL OVER THE WORLD I’VE SEEN
PICTURES OF THOSE YEARS OF WAR
NOW WE WORK FOR FREEDOM IN DIFFERENT WAYS
MEN AND WOMEN SIDE BY SIDE
WORKING AT CHANGING OUR WAYS

ALL FOUGHT ON THE SAME SIDE
SOME FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM SOME FOR THE STATE
THAT RED AND BLACK BANNER IS FLYING ALL OVER THE WORLD

GRANDFATHER SEVEN YEARS IN FRANCO’S PRISONS
NOW THE ECO FREEDOM FIGHTERS ROT IN THE CELLS
WE’RE SQUATTING OUR HOUSES OUT IN THE MOUNTAINS
ON THE HIGHWAYS WAIT THE CARS OF THE GUARDIA CIVIL
SAME AS 36, 37, 38, 39

YOU LEFT YOUR CITIES IN FLAMES
BIRTHED A LONG LASTING SPIRIT
THAT SPIRIT REMAINS
IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN

El Grau, Catalunya, Winter Jan 98
For Sabate.

Capitulation Day

I WAS UP EARLY THIS MORNING SPRING SUN IN THE AIR
FLOWERS ALL OUT UPON THE TREES
PLANTS GOT POLLEN TO SHARE
WENT OUT WALKING IN THAT PARK
WHERE A FRIEND ONCE HELD MY ARM
THINK OF YOU WHEN I AM THERE
LAST SAW YOU WE WERE DANCING
HEY MEN AND WOMEN MAKE BABIES
AND MEN AND MEN MAKE LOVE
WOMEN AND WOMEN WILL GO TOGETHER
THIS IS WHAT SPRING DOES
DON’T WANT TO THINK OF THE BAD STUFF
TODAY I WILL FORGET THE FEAR
GOT SOME FOOD GOT SOME SUN
GOT THE GUITAR RIGHT HERE
THERE’S A HOLIDAY IN THIS LAND
WE GOT THE WORK DAY OFF
ON THIS DAY 50 YEARS AGO
ADOLF HITLER GOT THE CHOP HOORAY!

YOU AND ME WE MET AT WORK
YOUR EYES ARE COLD AND DARK
YOU ONLY SEEM TO LIKE ME A BIT
BUT I’LL KEEP ON TRYING MY LUCK
MAYBE YOU’LL GO TO THE MOVIES
IF YOU DON’T I DON’T CARE
I’VE GOT OTHER FRIENDS AS WELL
BUT I’D RATHER IT WAS YOU THAT WAS THERE
NOT THAT OFTEN I FEEL THIS GOOD
THE WORLD IS PRETTY TOUGH
SOMETIMES I WANT TO FORGET THE FIGHT
SOME DAYS YOU KNOW I’VE HAD ENOUGH

Praha, Spring 98

Life Hurts

PASS BY YOU ON MY BIKE
YOU CROUCH ON KERR STREET
WANTED TO APOLOGISE, REMEMBER WHEN
WE WERE TOGETHER, I’SE TOO YOUNG
NOW FROM YOU IT’S HATE
LIFE HURTS A LONG TIME
YOU’RE AT THE DOOR GREEN LIGHT 6AM
EARLY MORNING RAIN
YOU’RE NOT WITH HIM
BEEN OUT SLEEPING IN THE DOORWAYS AGAIN
I LET YOU IN A CUP OF TEA
WHEN I LAST SAW YOU, YOU’D STILL HAVE A CHAT WITH ME
LIFE HURTS A LONG TIME
FELL IN LOVE AT THE PROTEST CAMP
PALLET FIRES, STINGING SMOKE AND RAIN
DRANK CIDER SLEPT IN THE HAY
DREAMY SUMMER COUNTRY DAYS
HITCHED AWAY IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS
NEVER SAW YOU AGAIN

I’M RUNNING CRYING IN THE NIGHT
YOU CAME TO ME MY ONLY FRIEND
I PUSHED YOU AWAY FEELING PROUD FELT BRAVE
COULD OF BEEN WITH YOU THE REST OF MY DAYS
AND YOU SPIT IT DOWN AND KEEP ON MOVING
BOOTS GO DOWN YOU’RE ALMOST HOME
TO A STRANGERS DOOR A MATTRESS ON THE FLOOR
MEMORIES OF THREE YEARS BEFORE

LAST SAW YOU IN A HOSPITAL BED
TUBES UP YOU POOR OLD DICK YOU LOOKED OK
IT’S 4AM WE’RE OUT SIFTING THROUGH THE GARBAGE AGAIN
SOME FACES I RECOGNISE BUT NOW YOU KNOW
THE DEAR OLD BAR IS CLOSED
AND I FEEL LIKE A RUSTY OLD VAN
HOLES ROUND THE WINDOW ENGINES GONE COLD
TYRES ARE FLAT OIL NEEDS CHANGING
AW YOU KNOW THERE’S DUST BETWEEN MY TOES
LIFE HURTS A LONG TIME

France, Holland August 98

Fighting Spirit

James: Guitars Violin Drums Vocals
Ernie: Drums Guitars Vocals

Ecowar Road Crew: Ant, Lye, Astrid, Clyf, Naijara, Markie.
Ecowar Logo Artwork: Andy Gillies.
Cover Artwork: Matteo
Samples & Additional Sounds: Scaven

Work, No Crime, Nuclear, Getting In Their Faces, Heal, Fighting Spirit – Words & Music: James
Apathy – Words: KarenFinley, Shock Treatment, City Lights Books, Music: Mark & Ernie
No Pasaran Traditional Iberic Peninsula Adapted by Ernie
Copy & Reproduce At Will, For Any Person Or Organisation We Don’t Like Normal Copyright Applies.

Love & Respect To: EuroDisne, Stefan, The Ex, Blau Aanslag Griet & Ron, Hotel Bosch & Ria, Mike & ADM, ACU In Utrecht, Cafe Swaf in Horn, Ernie’s Parents, James’ Family, De Toivlucht, Nicholeen, Franz, Edwin, OCC In IT Crew, Sylvia, Tollbar & Martyne, Dejane, Erica & Pater, Retje, Robert, Myf, The Bigots, Philthy Phil, Roisin, James Norman, Post Regiment, Nika Max Susha & Bruno, Marta, Kuba, Mundek & Branjevo Punks, Pilon Club, Mad Max, Kosiek, Honza, Ladronka Crew, Pat, Radek, Arnost, Citizen Fish, Innerterrestials, La Fraction, ELXT90, Eric, Geraldine Hoover, Boitel, Daanuta & Ef, Kopi & Kirsten, Ceicele & Household, Jan Martin, Martin, The Blitz, Drunk, Billy, Schrottbar & Annette, Jos & Veronique, Deborah: Best Vegan Cappacino, Villa Occupata, Luca, Cafe Casino & Juan: La Mejor Escenario, Xevi, Merce El Grau, Erico, Francesc & Jordi, Tomas & Corazon De Sapo, Inaki & Euraisto, Allicia, Oscar & Flitter, Castle Montagna, Kukutza, Etxebellz Group, Paul Andy, Everyone Who Helped Us Out.
Tracks 1-4 Recorded & Mastered By: Valentine Hollander, Boeton Studio, Amsterdam, 11.2000.
Tracks 5-7 Recorded & Mastered By: Xabia & Angel In Tala Studio Productions Bermeo, Eskadi, January 2001. (Thanks To Ian, Gema, Txiko).
No Pasaran Recorded Live At Club Pilon, Torin, Polska. Thanks To Mad Max Sound Systems, Summer Tour 2000.
Entire CD Final Mastering By Xabi & Angel At Tala Studios.

Lyrics
Work

DON’T LOOK AT THAT, BLOODY CLOCK AGAIN
TRY A TOILET BREAK WANNA SEE THE WEEKEND
AND THE WORDS YOU SAY, ACROSS THE LUNCHROOM NOW
HEY THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN BEER AND PORN AND FOOTBALL
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, GETTING LOW YOUTH PAY
EXPLOITATION STARTING WHEN YOU’RE ONLY FIFTEEN
AND THE EASTERN WORKER, ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR
YOU THINK THAT’S POSSIBLE? IT’S NOT FAIR

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, THEY HAVE LESS

YOU THINK THE RIGHTS WE WON, FROM THE PAST REMAIN
IT’S NOT TRUE AND PRETTY SOON FORGET YOU EVER HAD THEM
OFFER US CAREERS, WHILE THE PAY IS LATE
PRETTY SOON YOU KNOW GONNA GET THE SACK AGAIN
FEW OF US SPEAK UP YEAH BECAUSE WE’RE SCARED
BUT ONE VOICE I HEAR IT SAYS WHAT WE’VE ALL BEEN THINKING
SO I TURN UP LATE, NO MORE NEGOTIATE
TAKE A LONGER BREAK, I WANNA SEE A STRIKE NOW

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE HAVE LESS

YEAH WELL A LOT OF US HAVE TO DO REALLY STUPID JOBS JUST TO SURVIVE
A LOT OF US ARE REALLY SMART WE END UP SERVING ICE CREAM IN A SHOP OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT DOESN’T MEAN WE’RE DUMB THOUGH JUST CAUSE WE DO DUMB JOBS
IT’S ABOUT TIME WE STARTED TO RECOVER THE UNION MOVEMENT
THAT DOESN;T MEAN HAVING A BEAURACRATISED UNION THAT TELLS US WHAT TO DO
WE NEED SOMETHING MORE LIKE THE iww WHERE EVEN IN A SMALL WORK PLACE WE CAN
TAKE CHARGE … EVEN IF THERE’S ONLY THREE OF US WORKING THERE WE CAN SAY HEY WE’RE
NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS AND START WRITING THEM LETTERS GET ON THE PHONE
THREATEN TO STRIKE, THREATEN TO DESTROY THEIR MACHINERY OR OFFICE OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT GETS RESULTS AND HAPPENED IN FRANCE THIS YEAR
TOO MUCH IN THE WORK PLACE WE’RE TALKING BEHIND EACH OTHER’S BACKS
THIS GIVES THE EMPLOYER POWER
WE GOOTA GET THAT FAMILY FEELING HAPPENING AGAIN .. WE’RE THE ONES GETTING DONE OVER
WE GOOTA CONNECT TO THE PEOPLE OVERSEAS TOO ITS A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT
THEY KEEP TELLING US WE’RE WORKING FOR OUR FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE
THE JOBS WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW THAT’RE DESTROYING OUR FUTURE!

OVERTIME OBLIGED, NO SICKNESS PAY
TRAINING IS NOT PAID ON THE CASUAL STATUS
HARD TO HAVE A UNION, WHEN YOU’RE WORKING BLACK
WE CAN STAND OUR GROUND EVEN WHEN WE’RE GETTING CASH

BE FRIENDLY, WE NEED UNITY
FOR OUR HEALTH, FOR OUR COMMUNITY
… BUILD WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY
… UNION RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
GOTTA TAKE THAT FIGHT ALL THE WAY TO OUR SUPERVISOR
ALL THE WAY TO THE BOSS
ALL THE WAY TO HEAD OFFICE, TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE GET LESS

Fighting Spirit

FIGHTING SPIRIT! FIGHTING SPIRIT! HERE IT COMES AGAIN
YOU GOT IT, SHE GOT IT, HERE IT COMES AGAIN
WE GOT IT, HE GOT IT, HERE IT COMES AGAIN

YOU BEEN DOWN BEFORE FEELING WEAK BUT YOU CAME THROUGH AGAIN
FEELING SICK, ILLNESS YOU CAME THROUGH BEFORE
YOU CAN DO IT YOU’VE DONE IT BEFORE EVEN WHEN YOU WERE FEELING DOWN
YOU FEEL IT COMING, IT’S COMING BACK, HERE IT COMES AGAIN
YEAH THAT FIGHTING SPIRIT! FIGHTING SPIRIT! HERE IT COMES AGAIN

Harold Pinter

Apathy

I LIVE IN A LAND CALLED APATHY
I LIVE IN A STREET CALLED OVERLOOKED
I LIVE IN A STATE CALLED REAL ESTATE
I LIVE IN A LAND CALLED GREED

MY POT OF GOLD IS MY POT OF PISS IN THE MORNING
I’M AFRAID OF CHANGE AND CHOKING
I’M AFRAID OF WHITE MAN
I’M AFRAID OF ALL GOVERNMENTS
I’M AFRAID OF IGNORANT POLITICIANS
I’M AFRAID OF CENSORSHIP
I’M AFRAID OF CENSORSHIP

I DREAMED THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHED
TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME
I DREAMED THE WHOLE WORLD SAID IT WAS SORRY
TO EACH OTHER AND TO MOTHER EARTH
WHEN EVERYONE LAUGHED IT WAS LIKE A HUGE SNEEZE
NO MORE BAD THOUGHTS
DISEASES WERE SHAKEN OUT OF BODIES
EVERYONE WAS LAUGHING SO HARD

No Crime

THERE’S A MAN ON OUR STREETS TONIGHT, STANDING AT THE BAR
I THINK BEFORE HE COMES HERE HE THINKS TWICE, OUR TOWNS DIVIDED
DO THE THINGS DONE TO HIM AS A CHILD, JUSTIFY WHAT HE’S DONE
IT’S GOING UNFINISHED UNPUNISHED, THE BITTERNESS IS LINGERING
NOT MANY WILL FACE THE CRIME THAT HE’S DONE

THE GIRLS FOUND OUT SLOWLY THAT EACH WAS NOT ALONE
THE RUMOURS BECOMING CLEAR FACT
ANGRY AND FED UP IN FRUSTRATION THEY MET
AND TOLD EACH OTHER WHAT HE’D DONE
FOR SOME IT WAS YEARS PAST THEY’D MOVED ON
THE LAWYER SO NO EVIDENCE
IT’S YOUR WORD AGAINST HIS, THE JUDGE HE GIVES SHORT SENTENCE
FOR THIS CRIME IT IS A CRIME IT IS A CRIME HE THINKS NO CRIME IN HIS MIND

THOUGH THEY GREW UP KNOWING HIM, ONE OF THE GANG EVERYONE’S FRIEND
THERE’S OTHER KIDS OUT THERE, HEY THIS COUD HAPPEN AGAIN!
THEY KNEW THE LOCAL PRISONS REPUTATION
VIOLENT JAILS DO NOT LEAD TO REHABILITATION
BUT THE BRAVE GIRL WHO RAISES HER VOICE OFTEN FINDS SHE ‘S THE VICTIM TWICE
UNSATISFIED THEY LEAVE IT LIE AND ON OUS STREETS HE’S WALKING BY
HE THINKS NO CRIME HE THINKS NO CRIME IN HIS MIND

YOUR NAME IS WRITTEN ON THE LOCAL PARK WALL
THE GIRLS YOU HURT CAN’T FORGET, DON’T WANT TO RECALL
HE SAYS ITS IN THE PAST, CONTINUES TO DENY
BUT ITS NOT NORMAL, SHE WASN’T JUST DRUNK YOU DIDN’T GO JUST A LITTLE TOO FAR
YOU GOTTA TUEN YOURSELF INTO YOURSELF

AND OUT IN ELTHAM IT HAPPENED TO A FRIEND
HER BROTHERS SHE TOLD AND THEY BEAT HIM THILL HE BLED
ONE OF MY MATES TOOK PART IN A COMMUNITY JUDGEMENT
HE CONFESSED WHEN BY HIS VICTIM CONFRONTED
TO THE BACKYARD THEY TOOK HIM AND AFTERWARDS THEY SAID
DON’T YOU TALK TO ANY ONE OF US EVER AGAIN

SOME OF US HAVE YELLED AT YOU
SOME JUST IGNORE
SOME ARE WATCHING YOU LIKE A HAWK

LOYALTY TO A MATE THROUGH THICK AND THIN
A REAL MATE WOULD TALK, HELP YOU TO ADMIT IT
IF YOU COUD CHANGE YOURSELF AT LEAST WE’D SEE NO MORE THREAT
BUT TIME DON’T CURE THIS PROBLEM NEVER FACED

HE THINKS NO CRIME HE THINKS NO CRIME NO CRIME IN HIS MIND

Nuclear

WELL I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER WHEN THE BERLIN WALL WENT DOWN
BUT THE NUCLEAR CLUB GROWS BIGGER MISSILES DEPLETED URANIUM
SICKNESS IN IRAQ FROM TACTICAL NUKE DEBRIS
WE NEED A WORLD THAT’S NUCLEAR FREE
COMMUNITY ACTION COME ON!
MUAROA! MARALINGA! EMU JUNCTION!
KAZAHKSTAN! SELLAFIELD! ENOLA GAY!
NOW THE INDUSTRY THEY PLAN TWENTY YEARS AHEAD OF TIME
PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS A SCAM ALREADY CHOSE THE WASTE DUMP SITE
HEY YOU KNOW IT’S JUST LOW LEVEL KILLS FOR TWO THOUSAND CENTURIES
A THIRD THE WORLS URANIUM AUTRALIA SUPPIES
FOR WHAT WE MINE WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY
PANGEA! WESTERN MINING! ERA KAKADU!
YELLOW CAKE! RADON GAS 222! WORKERS INHALE!
BUT IT’S OK OK OK OK OK SAID THE MAN FROM THE USA
I’LL PAY I’LL PAY I’LL PAY SAYS THE MAN FROM THE USA … SURE MAN

JOHN WAYNE HE GOT STOMACH CANCER
MAKING COWBOY FILMS OUT IN THE NEVADA TEST SITE
SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE REACTOR
GOODBYE YOU RIGHT WING ACTOR

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD HATE NUKES
PROTEST STOPPED THE GERMAN TRANSPORT TRAINS
THE ONLY THING TO DO IS TO STORE THAT WASTE
KEEP IT THERE FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS
NEW ZEALAND THEY ARE TOUGH
GOT NUCLEAR SHIPS TOTALLY BANNED
WE NEED A WORLD THATS NUCLEAR FREE
COMMUNITY ACTION! COME ON!
3 MILE ISLAND! TOIKAMURA! RADIATION IONISE!
HIROSHIMA! NAGASAKI! MARSHAL ISLANDS! CHERNOBOOOOM!
NO WASTE NO WASTE NO WASTE NO WASTE KEEP IT OFF THE LAND
NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO MORE SHIPS IN OUR PORTS
NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO MORE POISON AND NO MORE WARS
BUT ITS OK OK OK OK OK SAID THE MAN FROM THE USA … SURE MAN

Getting In Their Faces

SCREAMED NO! UPON THE STREETS
NO MORE CAPITALIST SCHEMES
SEATLLE L.A. MELBOURNE PRAGUE
PUTTING ON OUR HOODS PAINTING OUR BANNERS
FAMINE ZONE STARVES AND SCREAMS
WAKING UP THE ELITE COUNTRIES
NO WORLD BANK NO IMF TOO
WE NEED A FAIRER WORLD COME ON LET’S GO

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

NOW WITH ROCKS IN HAND
PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING BACK
FEEL A LOT SAFER WHEN ITS THE POLICE WHO ARE UNDER ATTACK
MEDIA YOU’RE THE ENEMY
THROW THAT TEAR GAS BACK
DON’T RUN IN PANIC STOP! STOP!
CHOOSE A RICH TARGET WE CAN SMASH

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

CHIAPA ZAPATISTAS TIMOR FREEDOM FIGHTERS
PEOPLE OF ESKADI NATIVE LAND RIGHTS
STUDENTS INDONESIA AIM IN AMERICA
LIVERPOOL DOCKERS AUSTRALIAN FORESTS
MUMIA ABDUL AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
WE WANT INDEPENDENCE GOT CORPORATE CONTROL
WARSAW GHETTO RISING MOVE AND WACO KILLING
DRILLING THE OI TALKING CLIMATE CONTROL
WHEN THEY WANT TO HURT YOU WHAT YOU GONNA DO
WE NEED TO FIGHT NOW ITS NOT A STUPID PROVING GROUND
PROSECUTING WAR CRIMES BOMBING CIVILIANS
TELL US WE’RE VIOLENT CALLING US VIOLENT

NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE! FUCK THE POLICE!

Heal

GOOD TIME AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
WE’VE HAD SOME BAD TIMES DON’T CHA KNOW
JUST FOR HALF AN HOUR GOTTA LET IT GO
THE ONES WHO HURT ARE NOT HERE NOW
PART OF HEALING IT MEANS MOVING ON
DUMP THAT ANGER C’MON LETS HAVE SOME FUN

NOT GONNA LOVE MY ENEMY
IN THE CHANCE FOR CHANGE I DO BELIEVE
REVENGE JUST MAKES THE VIOLENCE SPREAD
CHOOSE THE PLACE AND THE WAY TO REACT
SOMETIMES KEEPING YOUR COOL IS BEST
C’MON MATE GOOD TIMES FOR ALL OF US

BEING SO TOUGH SO HARD SO STRONG
TILL THE LOVE WE TRY TO PROTECT WELL IT IS GONE
HIDING YOUR HURT WON’T MAKE IT GO AWAY
GOTTA GET THAT OUT IN A GOOD WAY
OR TO THE BITTERNESS WE’LL BE TIED
TO THAT SHIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
SOUTH AFRICA,AUSTRALIA, TIMOR, BOUGANVILLE,
CHINA, INDONESIA, TIBET, SERBIA, AFRICA, IRELAND,
ERITREA, PALESTINE … THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL

GOOD TIMES AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
FEEL SUN RISING AGAIN
WATER HEPLS THE HEALING
RE BUILD YOUR HUMAN BEING
FRIENDS DON’T MIND THE CRYING
RICH PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED TO FEEL
THEY ALSO HAVE GOTTA HEAL
THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL

No Pasaran

Defending The Land

Defending The Land, War Frenzy, Black Market, Space Race Recorded by Andy Parkes, Darwin, June 2002.
Ecowar, Tell Me Why, Heal, Getting In Their Faces, Work, Immigration Song Recorded Live To Air At 3CR, April 2002 by Lotti Stein.
Mixed by Paul at Virtrax, Lachlan, Tasmania.
Final Mix & Mastering Geoff Francis, Huon Delta Studios, Pelverata, Tasmania Nov/Dec 2002.
Xtra Edit: Keith & Monkey Mark.
Defending The Land Words by James Brook & Nerissa Davis, Music by James.
All Songs except Tell Me Why: Words & Music James Brook. Tell Me Why Words & Music Ernie & James.
Copy and reproduce At Will unless you are an Organization or person we don’t like in which case normal copyright applies.

Thanks: Brendan, Alex & Resistance Hobart, Mark, Jean, Jordan, Pete, Vicky, Jodie, Julie, Caroline, Eviva, Nerissa, Tallulah, Lachy, Louise, Deb, Atlantis, Karl, Selina, Stu, Bo, Nolan & Cygnet Film Society, Les, Peter, Glen, Cygnet Folk Festival for PA, Aryan Kok, Lude, Pork, Sabotage, Stinky Bitches, Emily, She Rats, Twelve, Shake Sugaree, Peter Hicks, Arts Up Tasmania, Jake, Heidi, Cameron, Leigh, Zac, AMy (Artwork), John Gaitens, Andrew Corney, Ant, Les, Cadence FM Hobart, Pablo, Yvette, Charley, Ghetto, Bonsai, Meso, Chris, Greg, Dan, Mutiny, Vicky & The Homewreckers, Marieta, Mars, Vishal, Robert, Grey Daturas, Monica, 3CR, Michael & Carla, Phil Bastard & Sewez Show, James Rotton, Punx Picnic Crew, Hainsy, Tote, Angela, Arthouse, Trickledown, S For Zando, Bad Nits, Pauli, Kari, Jill, Bob, Tim, Ally, Toby, Joel, Mel, Nicki 2 XX, Loren, Lenka, Rockape, Phoenix Bar, Honza, Ghekko & The East Gippsland Blockade Crew, Midnight Star, Gavin, James, Lisa, Bret, Gearins, Peter, Dan, Matt, Christine All in Wollongong, Megan, Bill, Robin, Andrew, Peter, Catherine, Jason, Caroline, Lisa, Cameron Muir, Erin, Craig, Sam, Alex Alwyn, Wombie, Frank, Shelley, Dean, University Radio, Laurie, Sarah, Mandy, Camille, Kiran, Steve Townsend, Kirk, Escape From Toy Town, Justin, Rollo, Ricko, Gary, Sean, Grace, Jennifer, Youlandi, Marty, Zeb, Radio Larrakea, Throb, N.A.P., Steve Vaughn, Stuart Highway, Saul, June Mills, Alena, Matteo (Ecowar Logo), Jemima (Nuke OZ Graphic), The many people who helped us out and came to the gigs.

Guitar, Vocals: James Brook
Drums, Vocals: Ernie
Keyboards: Paul
Guitar, Drums, Tambourine: Michael
Extra Vocals on Space Race: Marty & Chris

In April, May, June 2002 Ecowar did a DIY underground tour of Australia from the island of Tasmania up the East Coast Cities, through a forest protest, to the sub-tropical north, then inland across the desert to Darwin.
Contained here are some of the songs we played at our live gigs as well as 4 brand new tracks aminly written in the bus on the dusty road or by the campfire at night on battery powered electric guitar. It’s a beautiful land with a lot of hidden pain, still controlled by the white invaders. A lot of people want the land to be saved. Australia is a quiet ecological disaster ongoing where the invaders culture is increasingly more americanised.
The aboriginal people we met everywhere still living on the earth within the very industrial society, show that the white culture doesn’t belong here and must change if the land it uses is to survive. Get off the sacred land. We want the wind, fire the clear eyes of animals. We need the apocalypse of industry to cease. From Battle Mountain at Mt Isa to the long grass people in Darwin from the forest defenders at Goongera to the squatters at Sydney’s Midnight Star. The steady revolution of resistance culture is continuing.

Defending The Land

YOU WERE DEFENDING THE LAND AT
GOOLENGOOK
TIMBARRA
WELD BLOCKADE
LUCAS HEIGHTS
THE OTWAYS

DEFENDING THE LAND AT
LAKE EYRE
BADGER FOREST
ROXBY DOWNS
IN THE TORRES STRAIT
RANGER MINE
THE TENT EMABASSY

ARE WE OF THE EARTH OR OF INDUSTRY?
IN THE FERTILIZER IS TOXIC WASTE
ARTESIAN WATER IS BEING DRAINED
JUMP FROM A PLANE NO PARACHUTE
IF HE GIVES YOU CASH ARE YOU GONNA DO IT
THIS IS A STRUGGLE FOR OUR WHOLE LIVES
BUT YOU KNOW WE GOT OUR ACTIVIST PRIDE

DON’T CONTROL THE LAND THE LAND CONTROLS YOU
DON’T CONTROL THE LAND THE LAND CONTROLS YOU
FOR THE ANIMALS THAT DO LIVE ON HER
FOR THE GREEN OXYGEN PLANT SPECIES
FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR CHILDREN
FOR YOU FOR THEM FOR HE FOR ME AND SHE

WE ARE DEFENDING THE LAND AT
HONEYMOON
THE MIDNIGHT STAR
BLACK ROSE
WITH SKA TV
HINDMARSH ISLAND
THAT’S LIVING IN OUR HEARTS

Black Market

WE’RE LIVING ON THE BLACK MARKET YEAH
YOU’RE LIVING ON THE BLACK MARKET
HEY THIS IS HOW WE SURVIVE

IT WAS YOU WITH THE TRASH AND TREASURE STALL
SELLING CAKES YEAH YOUR OLD CLOTHES
THEY POINT THE FINGER AT THE POOR SAME TIME THEY SHUT THE DOOR

MY MATE HE’S GETTING DESPERATE
THAT’S THE WAY TO BE
BLACK MARKET ECONOMY

THE THINGS THE TAX IS SPENT ON
ARE NOT WHAT I AGREE WITH
MILLIONS SPENT ON MILITARY ON RUINING THE SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY

BLACK MARKET I FEEL NO SHAME
HELPING OTHERS JUST SURVIVING
I FIX YOUR BIKE FOR YOU
YOU DO A LITTLE FAVOUR FOR ME

THE BIGGEST BLACK MARKET OF ALL
HAPPENS IN THE CORPORATE HALLS
WON’T PAY NO GST WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING FROM ME

GOVERNMENT SAYS WE ARE BAD
WE KNOW WE’RE BEING HAD
COMPANY DIRECTORS GET HALF A MILLION RISE IN THEIR PAY

OLD GROWTH SEVEN DOLLARS A TON
OUR BEAUTIFUL LAND IS BEING DONE
COMPANIES ARE THE GANGSTERS AND WE WORK FOR THEM, NO!

Harold Pinter

War Frenzy

PEOPLE I USED TO THINK WERE WEAK NOW I THINK THEY’RE STRONG
THE COUNTRY I USED TO THINK WAS STRONG NOW I KNOW YOU’RE WRONG

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION EVERYONE’S GOT ONE
THE U.S. IS THE ONLY COUNTRY EVER TO USE THE ATOM BOMB

ANYONE CAN BUILD A FERTILIZER BOMB
ANYONE CAN PRESS THE BUTTON FROM AIRFORCE ONE

WAR IS CRAZY WE DONT’T NEED A WAR EVERYONE SIT DOWN

CHINA KOREA GUATEMALA INDONESIA CUBA CONGO
LIBYA EL SALVADOR NICARAGUA PANAMA IRAQ
SUDAN AFGHANISTAN YUGOSLAVIA SMART BOMB SMART BOMB
PERU LAOS VIETNAM CAMBODIA GRENADA SMART BOMB

USA IS FIVE PERCENT OF THE EARTHS POPULATION
USING 25 PERCENT OF THE FOOD OIL AND MEDICINE

AMERICA ONLY GOES TO WAR TO MAKE SOME MONEY
NOW THE THIRD WORLD CIVILIANS THEY BECOME THE ENEMY

WAR IS CRAZY WE DON’T NEED A WAR
THE BIGGEST WAR CRIMINAL IS THE USA

Space Race

WE DON’T WANT THAT KINDA SPACE RACE
WE DON’T WANT THAT IN OUTER SPACE
WE DON’T WANT THAT KINDA SPACE RACE
NO MORE MILITARY IN OUTER SPACE

THEY’RE WATCHING THE NUMBER PLATE OF YOUR CAR
WATCHING TO SEE WHAT CLOTHES YOU WEAR
WATCHING WHEN YOU COME HOME AT NIGHT
WATCHING YOU FROM OUTTA SIGHT

WATCHING USE CAMERAS DIGITAL
GOT NEW LAWS TO READ YOUR EMAIL
WATCHING YOU FROM AFAR
SATELLITE MANAGEMENT IN THE GEOSPHERE

WANT TO PUT THE CORPORATIONS ON MARS
USE ROBOTS PUT DOWN BORES
SUCK THOSE POLAR ICE CAPS DRY
DON’T WORRY IT WILL BE ECO FRIENDLY

SOON THEY SAY THE EARTH IS DEAD
TIME TO GET OFF TO STAY AHEAD
WE MUST LEAVE THE PLANET TO SURVIVE
THAT’S NASA’S SLOGAN I DO NOT LIE

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE USA
WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOU AND ME
AND IF YOU MAKE A WRONG WRONG MOVE
THEY’RE GONNA ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP YOU

USING LASER LASER STAR WARS BEAMS
MICROWAVES AND ROBOT PLANES
SATELLITES AND NUCLEAR FUEL
NOW WHAT WAS THE REASON WE HAD TO LEAVE AT ALL?

I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE MASTER RACE
BIG GUN TV RADIO STATION
PUMPING OUT THE MAINSTREAM NEWS
SUBTLY SHAPING AND CHANGING OUR VIEWS

AS THEY GET MORE UPTIGHT DOWN HERE
THEY WANT TO PUT MORE JUNK UP THERE
GOT THEIR BASES ON SACRED AND
GET OUT WE DON’T WANT YOU ON PINE GAP

Brisbane Jam

Goongerah Interview

Ecowar

ROUND THE FIRE IN A COLD COLD CAMP
MUD MEDIA NOT MUCH FOOD
CUTTING HOLES IN THE SECURITY FENCES
DIGGING TUNNELS SMASHING MACHINES
HERE COME THE CLIMBERS HERE COME THE POLICE
CHIPPING THE LOCK ON HEY GRIT YOUR TEETH
THE CLOTHES WE WEAR AS PROTEST
BECOME THE FASHION OF THE NIGHTCLUB SET
GOT THE LOOK BUT ARE YOU DOING IT
SHE SITS CRIES ON THE TREE STUMP
MONTHS BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN WAS WON
NOT BY US THE ROAD WENT IN
YOU KNOW THE BASIC FACTS BY NOW
DON’T NEED MORE ROADS DON’T NEED MORE CARS
TOXINS ACCUMULATE IN HUMAN FAT
INSECTS DO CHANGE AND ADAPT
PLANTS WITH DESIGNER GENES
PASS THE MUTATION TO YOU AND ME
IN THE WEST YOU’RE OUT ON BAIL
THE AFRICAN ACTIVIST IS KILLED BY SHELL
IT NOT ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET IT’S ABOUT FIGHTING BACK
THEY SAY A HEALTHY ECONOMY EQUALS A HEALTHY LIFE
THAT’S IF YOU’RE ON THE CORPORATE SIDE
IT’S THE WEST MADE THE THIRD WORLD POOR
USE THOSE PEOPLE FOR CHEAP LABOUR
PRIVATISATION KILLED DEMOCRACY
VOTE AS YOU LIKE THE CAPITALIST SURVIVE
ECO SHOPPERS DON’T HELP SO MUCH WE NEED ACTION NOT FAT STOMACHS
CRUSH THE UNIONS MAKE WORKERS DIVIDE
PRIVATE PRISONS MAKE CASH FROM LIVES
ECO FRIENDLY DOUBLE SPEAKING
DON’ LOOK NOW YOUR CONTINENTS SINKING
YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO
LIVE WITH LESS AND CARE SOME MORE
OH MUMMUMMIE MUMMY DAD
WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG ALL THOSE APPLIANCE YOU HAD
I GOT TECHNO INTERNET STEALTH BOMBER AIDS
CLONING OURSELVES AS THE EARTH DECAYS
TONIGHT I’LL SLEEP AND I WILL SNORE
FOR MY KIDS I LEAVE THE ECO WAR
WE’RE THE GENERATION OF THE ECO WAR
BIG DADDY MONKEY’S SITTING AT HIS DESK GOT A TIE AROUND HIS NECK
BUT DOWN IN HIS PANTS AND IN HIS CROTCH
HE’S GOT HAIR SWEAT A STINK IN HIS CROTCH
800 MILLION GO HUNGRY TODAY HE’S EATING CLEAN ORGANIC STEAK
PUTTING IN A CALL TO THE RIOT SQUAD ON HIS DESK A LETTER OF COMPLAINT
ARE YOU REALLY GONNA BELIEVE HIS REPLY
YOU’RE NOT AS NAIVE AS THAT
DON’T FORGET LITTLE PEOPLE CAUSE CHANGE
IN THE HOME THE STREET OR WORK PLACE
YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR WEIRD CLOTHES
TAKE UP THE STRUGGLE CAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS
THIS IS A TIME LIKE NEVER BEFORE
STILL THE IDEOLOGY OF RICH VERSUS POOR
NEED THE CHANGE FROM THE BOTTOM UP
LEADERS AND MONEY A LITTLE BIT SUSSED
GOT SOME CANCER GROWING IN YOUR GUTS
IT’S NOT ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET IT’S ABOUT FIGHTING BACK
WE’RE THE GENERATION OF THE ECOWAR

Praha, Croatia, Catalyna 98

Tell Me Why

CAN SOMEBOSY PLEASE
CAN SOMEBOSY TELL ME WHY
CAN SOMEBOSY TELL ME WHY THAT WOMAN NVER LAUGHS
OH NO SHE DOESN’T SMILE

WELL SHE’S GOT FEW THINGS TO LAUGH ABOUT
HER BEST FRIEND KILLED HERSELF OUT OF LONELINESS AND FEAR
HER MUM IS AN ALCHOHOLIC JUST ANOTHER VICTIM OF SEXIST SOCIETY
THEY TELL US FEMINISM HAS TRIUMPHED THAT WOMEN ARE EQUAL
YEAH RAMBO WOMEN WITH GUNS ON TV
GOT FEMALE BOSSES IN DESTRUCTIVE MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES
BUT THESE WOMEN ONLY MATCH THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS
THESE POSITIONS OF POWER ARE NOT MATRIARCHY
WE NEED A NEW WORLD NOT SIMPLY WOMEN IN MALE ROLES
TOO MANY WOMEN DON’T SPEAK OUT AND DEMONSTRATE
AGAINST THEIR SUPPRESSION
SHE’S CRYING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN SILENCE

HER GIRLFRIEND IS BEING BASHED BY HER BOYFRIEND
STILL SHE LOVES HIM STILL SHE COVERS UP FOR HIM
IN WARS WOMEN ARE RAPED, KIDNAPPED OR STAY AT HOME
WITH THE CHILDREN TO STARVE
WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF ALL CULTURES HAVE BEEN TORTURED
LOCKED UP CONTROLLED BURNED CASTRATED CONDITIONED STONED TO DEATH
BY THE MALE RULERS OF THEIR LIVES
SHE’S TIRED BECAUSE SHE’S BEEN AT WORK ALL DAY
NOW SHE’S TAKING CARE OF HIM AS IF HE WERE A BABY

CHORUS

SHE LIVES IN AN UNPLEASANT LIVING SITUATION
SHE FEELS DEPENDENT SHE’S AFRAID
SHE FEELS UGLY HER GIRLFRIENDS TELL HER SHE’S FAT
SHE HAS NO SEX, SHE FEELS GUILTY
SHE’S GOT NO ONE TO TALK TO SHE CRIES
A REAL WOMAN MUST PERFORM MIRACLES ON HERSELF DAILY
TO KEEP THE VOICE OF CRITICSM
THE VOICE OF MEN
HER PIMP HER FATHER HER DOCTOR HER LOVER
HER BROTHER OUT OF HER MIND
WHO WILL PROTECT THEM WHO WILL SET THEM FREE
WHO CARES … SHE CRIES ALONE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN SILENCE

Hi to Wendy O’Matic for the Real Women poem
Music Summer 97 AND 98 Peninsula Iberica
Thanks to James helping me with the lyrics
FOR LEO

Interview

Getting In Their Faces

SCREAMED NO! UPON THE STREETS
NO MORE CAPITALIST SCHEMES
SEATLLE L.A. MELBOURNE PRAGUE
PUTTING ON OUR HOODS PAINTING OUR BANNERS
FAMINE ZONE STARVES AND SCREAMS
WAKING UP THE ELITE COUNTRIES
NO WORLD BANK NO IMF TOO
WE NEED A FAIRER WORLD COME ON LET’S GO

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

NOW WITH ROCKS IN HAND
PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING BACK
FEEL A LOT SAFER WHEN ITS THE POLICE WHO ARE UNDER ATTACK
MEDIA YOU’RE THE ENEMY
THROW THAT TEAR GAS BACK
DON’T RUN IN PANIC STOP! STOP!
CHOOSE A RICH TARGET WE CAN SMASH

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

CHIAPA ZAPATISTAS TIMOR FREEDOM FIGHTERS
PEOPLE OF ESKADI NATIVE LAND RIGHTS
STUDENTS INDONESIA AIM IN AMERICA
LIVERPOOL DOCKERS AUSTRALIAN FORESTS
MUMIA ABDUL AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
WE WANT INDEPENDENCE GOT CORPORATE CONTROL
WARSAW GHETTO RISING MOVE AND WACO KILLING
DRILLING THE OI TALKING CLIMATE CONTROL
WHEN THEY WANT TO HURT YOU WHAT YOU GONNA DO
WE NEED TO FIGHT NOW ITS NOT A STUPID PROVING GROUND
PROSECUTING WAR CRIMES BOMBING CIVILIANS
TELL US WE’RE VIOLENT CALLING US VIOLENT

NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE! FUCK THE POLICE!

Interview

Heal

GOOD TIME AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
WE’VE HAD SOME BAD TIMES DON’T CHA KNOW
JUST FOR HALF AN HOUR GOTTA LET IT GO
THE ONES WHO HURT ARE NOT HERE NOW
PART OF HEALING IT MEANS MOVING ON
DUMP THAT ANGER C’MON LETS HAVE SOME FUN

NOT GONNA LOVE MY ENEMY
IN THE CHANCE FOR CHANGE I DO BELIEVE
REVENGE JUST MAKES THE VIOLENCE SPREAD
CHOOSE THE PLACE AND THE WAY TO REACT
SOMETIMES KEEPING YOUR COOL IS BEST
C’MON MATE GOOD TIMES FOR ALL OF US

BEING SO TOUGH SO HARD SO STRONG
TILL THE LOVE WE TRY TO PROTECT WELL IT IS GONE
HIDING YOUR HURT WON’T MAKE IT GO AWAY
GOTTA GET THAT OUT IN A GOOD WAY
OR TO THE BITTERNESS WE’LL BE TIED
TO THAT SHIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
SOUTH AFRICA,AUSTRALIA, TIMOR, BOUGANVILLE,
CHINA, INDONESIA, TIBET, SERBIA, AFRICA, IRELAND,
ERITREA, PALESTINE … THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL

GOOD TIMES AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
FEEL SUN RISING AGAIN
WATER HEPLS THE HEALING
RE BUILD YOUR HUMAN BEING
FRIENDS DON’T MIND THE CRYING
RICH PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED TO FEEL
THEY ALSO HAVE GOTTA HEAL
THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL

Interview

Work

DON’T LOOK AT THAT, BLOODY CLOCK AGAIN
TRY A TOILET BREAK WANNA SEE THE WEEKEND
AND THE WORDS YOU SAY, ACROSS THE LUNCHROOM NOW
HEY THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN BEER AND PORN AND FOOTBALL
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, GETTING LOW YOUTH PAY
EXPLOITATION STARTING WHEN YOU’RE ONLY FIFTEEN
AND THE EASTERN WORKER, ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR
YOU THINK THAT’S POSSIBLE? IT’S NOT FAIR

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, THEY HAVE LESS

YOU THINK THE RIGHTS WE WON, FROM THE PAST REMAIN
IT’S NOT TRUE AND PRETTY SOON FORGET YOU EVER HAD THEM
OFFER US CAREERS, WHILE THE PAY IS LATE
PRETTY SOON YOU KNOW GONNA GET THE SACK AGAIN
FEW OF US SPEAK UP YEAH BECAUSE WE’RE SCARED
BUT ONE VOICE I HEAR IT SAYS WHAT WE’VE ALL BEEN THINKING
SO I TURN UP LATE, NO MORE NEGOTIATE
TAKE A LONGER BREAK, I WANNA SEE A STRIKE NOW

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE HAVE LESS

YEAH WELL A LOT OF US HAVE TO DO REALLY STUPID JOBS JUST TO SURVIVE
A LOT OF US ARE REALLY SMART WE END UP SERVING ICE CREAM IN A SHOP OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT DOESN’T MEAN WE’RE DUMB THOUGH JUST CAUSE WE DO DUMB JOBS
IT’S ABOUT TIME WE STARTED TO RECOVER THE UNION MOVEMENT
THAT DOESN;T MEAN HAVING A BEAURACRATISED UNION THAT TELLS US WHAT TO DO
WE NEED SOMETHING MORE LIKE THE iww WHERE EVEN IN A SMALL WORK PLACE WE CAN
TAKE CHARGE … EVEN IF THERE’S ONLY THREE OF US WORKING THERE WE CAN SAY HEY WE’RE
NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS AND START WRITING THEM LETTERS GET ON THE PHONE
THREATEN TO STRIKE, THREATEN TO DESTROY THEIR MACHINERY OR OFFICE OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT GETS RESULTS AND HAPPENED IN FRANCE THIS YEAR
TOO MUCH IN THE WORK PLACE WE’RE TALKING BEHIND EACH OTHER’S BACKS
THIS GIVES THE EMPLOYER POWER
WE GOOTA GET THAT FAMILY FEELING HAPPENING AGAIN .. WE’RE THE ONES GETTING DONE OVER
WE GOOTA CONNECT TO THE PEOPLE OVERSEAS TOO ITS A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT
THEY KEEP TELLING US WE’RE WORKING FOR OUR FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE
THE JOBS WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW THAT’RE DESTROYING OUR FUTURE!

OVERTIME OBLIGED, NO SICKNESS PAY
TRAINING IS NOT PAID ON THE CASUAL STATUS
HARD TO HAVE A UNION, WHEN YOU’RE WORKING BLACK
WE CAN STAND OUR GROUND EVEN WHEN WE’RE GETTING CASH

BE FIRENDLY, WE NEED UNITY
FOR OUR HEALTH, FOR OUR COMMUNITY
… BUILD WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY
… UNION RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
GOTTA TAKE THAT FIGHT ALL THE WAY TO OUR SUPERVISOR
ALL THE WAY TO THE BOSS
ALL THE WAY TO HEAD OFFICE, TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE GET LESS

Immigration Song

FUCK YOU IMMIGRATION MAN CAN’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING
YOU GOT A HOME TO GO TO TONIGHT
SOME OF US JUST KEEP ON MOVING
NOT GOING TO TAKE OUR FREEDOM
YOU CURSE AND STARE US OUT OF SIGHT
BUT THERE’S GYPSY BOYS IN THE INTERVIEW ROOM
YOU COULDN’T HANDLE WHAT THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH
DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH
DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THEY FEEL
THEY HAVE POWER IN THEMSELVES
YOU JUST GET POWER FROM YOUR JOB
HOW DARE YOU TAKE THEM FROM THEIR FRIENDS AND FUN
WE HAVE MORE FUN THAN YOU I CAN SEE A DIFFERENT WORLD

STUFF YOU IMMIGRATION WOMAN
CAN’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING
YOU GOT A HOME TO GO TO TONIGHT
HE ESCAPED FROM AN IRAQI PRISON
IN HIS MANNER IS DESPERATION
HE JUST WANTS TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE
THERE’S DARK SKINNED BOYS IN THE INTERVIEW ROOMS
CAN’T YOU SEE THEIR TORTURE WOUNDS
DON’T SEEM TO ACT LIKE YOU’RE A HUMAN BEING
I’LL TURN MY CELL INTO A PLAYPEN
LAWYER CALLED I’LL SOON BE WALKING
MAKE SOME ORIGAMI WITH YOUR CHARGE SHEET
WE’RE GONNA GET PAST YOU, I THINK WE’LL GET PAST YOU
I CAN SEE A DIFFERENT WORLD

OK HERE’S THE SETUP, ALL OVER OUR DYING PLANET THERE’S
PEOPLE ON THE RUN, CROATIAN, ALBANIAN, TIMORESE AND THOUSANDS
OF OTHERS, IN THEIR COUNTRY IS POVERTY WAR AND ALL KINDS OF OPRESSION
AND STILL THE BORDERS OF THE RICH NATIONS ARE TIGHTENING SO ONLY
THE WEALTHY ARE WELCOME. NEW LAWSSHOW A DELIBERATE
ATTEMPT TO DISCOURAGE ASYLUM SEEKERS. THESE PEOPLE ARE TURNED
AWAY PUT IN DETENTION OR ALLOWED NO MEANS OF INCOME WHILE
THEY WAIT THEIR ASSESMENT. OFTEN REFUGEES SEEK HELP FROM THE VERY
COUNTRIES THAT CAUSE THEIR HARSH LIVES TO START WITH, CAUSE THE
PRIVILEGED NATIONS STEAL THE RESOURCES OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD
ARM AND SUPPORT THOSE BRUTAL REGIMES. AND STILL THE RACISTS ARE SAYING
OH THEY’LL STEAL OUR JOBS OR THEY’RE SO LAZY THEY WON’T WORK
C’MON SHARING CULTURE IS THE BEST FUN, NEW CLOTHES NEW FOOD NEW MUSIC
NEW IDEAS WEALTHY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTA LEARN TO SHARE A BIT MORE
AND THERE’S PEOPLE CROWDED ONTO SMALL BOATS
USING FALSE PASSPORTS HIDING IN CAR BOOTS
WASTING TIME BEHIND THE WIRE JUST TRYING TO GET SOMEWHERE THAT’S SAFE
AND STILL THE BORDERS ARE BEING SLAMMED SHUT IN THEOR FACES
THAT’S WHY EVERY TIME I’M STANDING IN THAT PASSPORT QUEUE
YOU KNOW WHAT I’LL BE SINGING …

Manchester, Praha 97